Treasures Of The Romantic Rhine 2023
7 Days | River Cruise | Full Board
Highlights: Koblenz, Cruising through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, Mainz, Rudesheim, Baden-Baden, Vineyard tour by land-train, Seigfried's Mechanical Music Museum, Strasbourg by night cruise
Meandering through the heart of Germany, the fabled waters of the mighty River Rhine have carved out steep sided gorges and riverbanks over the centuries. Nowadays they are strewn with vineyards yielding fine wines and guarded by embattled castles from the turbulent history of this much fought after region. This relaxing cruise aboard the impressive MS Monet takes you through the most popular and spectacular stretches of the Rhine, including the immense Rhine Gorge, and gives you a taste of the everchanging landscapes of this much-loved waterway, the second longest river in Europe.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
DAY 1: From local joining points we make our way across the Channel and on to our overnight stop in time for dinner.
DAY 2: We continue our journey south through France to reach Strasbourg and join the MS Monet. This evening enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner. After dinner we include a river boat cruise of Strasbourg, including the three bridges and four towers known as the Pont Couverts and the Vauban Dam. Later our ship eases away from Strasbourg and begins to cruise downstream overnight.
DAY 3: We continue cruising this morning to reach the popular tourist centre of Rudesheim over lunch. This afternoon we include an excursion to discover the vineyards surrounding Rudesheim as our land-train and guide details the rich history of the region. Returning to the town we visit the famous Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, dedicated to unusual self-playing instruments, dating back three centuries. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore the famous Drosselgasse - a narrow lane crammed with friendly wine taverns.
DAY 4: This morning we cruise through the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge to reach Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Relax and discover Koblenz or perhaps take an optional guided tour of Koblenz and the majestic Ehrenbreitstein Castle, towering high above the Rhine.
DAY 5: This morning we begin our cruise upstream, passing vineyard strewn riverbanks and pretty villages to reach the ancient town of Mainz, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. There is plenty of time to explore the old town or perhaps visit the Gutenberg Museum, housing two copies of the Gutenberg Bible.
DAY 6: This morning is spent cruising to reach the old town of Rastatt by lunch. This afternoon we head to the fascinating town of Baden-Baden at the gateway to the Black Forest, where there is time to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this former spa town. We return to our ship in time for this evenings gala dinner before we gently cruise overnight to complete our journey back to Strasbourg.
DAY 7: After breakfast we disembark in Strasbourg for our return journey to Calais and onwards for a late arrival back home.
Everything Included - River Cruises
- Free local joining points
- All coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Tour Manager escorted
- Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
- Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
- Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
- Regular entertainment on board
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Ms MonetNamed after the famous French impressionist artist, the MS Monet has 78 cabins over two decks and offers spacious public areas and comfortable cabins.
Cabin Facilities include: > Twin beds, shower & toilet > Satellite television > Internal use telephone > Safe > Air-conditioning > Wi-Fi > 220v electricity sockets Back to top